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Old 10-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #41
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After climbing 4 miles at a 6% grade on a bicycle, cresting the mountain, and finding yourself with a 9.5 mile descent. What a reward for a big effort. I am still picking the bugs from my teeth.
Ah, you beat me to it!

But, I'll add:

And the base of that descent is the end of the ride, and a nice cold beer awaits.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:37 PM   #42
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_ Sarah, talk about a buzz kill. Anyhow, thanks for sharing your high school photo. Junior year?
Maybe it was REW--think it was his yearbook pic that year.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #43
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Maybe it was REW--think it was his yearbook pic that year.
No way - it is a color photo.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #45
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Did anyone mention puppies and kittens?
Kids running just because they have too much energy to walk
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Flying an airplane, especially that moment when the wheels leave the ground
Landing an airplane, and (rarely) doing it so well I'm not quite sure of the instant the wheels touch the ground
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Lots of things, this list could get pretty long
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Kids running just because they have too much energy to walk....
In this vein, kids on any playground where they are just so noisy with their "outside voices" during their play. Not sure when we lose that yelling tendency as soon as we step outside, but it makes me smile.

And kids who are a little too old but who come trick or treating anyway, even if not in costume, even if they are just getting candy, hanging on to childhood as long as they can, because it is almost over, make me smile too. I don't mind sacrificing a Snickers bar to that.
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After climbing 4 miles at a 6% grade on a bicycle, cresting the mountain, and finding yourself with a 9.5 mile descent. What a reward for a big effort. I am still picking the bugs from my teeth.
^^^, except that around here we have to settle for 1-2mi descents.

Also- crossing the finish line of a marathon....in the upright position
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Our cats, our sons, my DH doing his underwear dance or talking with the cats, the first cup of coffee in the morning, the birds lined up on the fence for the bird feeder, finishing projects, Home Depot, and when I find knots....that ALWAYS makes me smile
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Okay, I have to ask - "underwear dance"? Or maybe we don't want to know....
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:19 AM   #56
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Tomorrow's Friday and I'll be going for a run after I put my daughters on the school bus - I'm deliberately picking a route that let's me look down on the rush hour traffic taking all the non-retirees to work.

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